Almighty and everlasting God you have given us your servants grace,
by the confession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity
and in the power of the divine majesty to worship the Unity: Keep us steadfast in this faith,
That we may evermore be defended from all adversities.

Your PCCs
Both parishes have now held their Annual Meetings, so here is the updated list of members.

                                        St Decuman’s                                                                    St Peter’s

Vicar                               Revd Mark Phillips                                                           Revd Mark Phillips
Reader                           Donna Marsden                                                               Donna Marsden
Reader                           Clare Phillips                                                                     Clare Phillips
Ordinand                      Julie Pelling                                                                        Julie Pelling
Churchwardens          Janet Bremner                                                                  George Fenech       Sue Withycombe
Deanery Synod reps  Margaret Tatham   Ros Whellams                                 Clare Phillips           Sue Withycombe
Elected members:
Secretary                      Andrew Tatham                                                                Elizabeth Payne
Treasurer                     Glenys Knight                                                                    Peter Payne
                                        Tracey Gullis   Tony Knight                                             Tracey Copp   Margaret Gliddon
                                        Sarah Lander   Jim Powers                                              Elizabeth Grinstead    Sara Hempshall
                                        Chris Wade   Cynthia Webb                                            Ann Smith
                                        John Whellams


We are holding in our thoughts and prayers: Alice, Edna S, Jackie W,
Geraldine F, Catherine, Jean K, Philip C. and David K.

If you would like to be included on the Prayer List, please let Mark, Sarah or Sue know..​

Prayers for Areas of Conflict

We pray for all areas of conflict, that those

in power may strive for peace and reconciliation

Please continue to send items for the news sheet to both of us:
Sarah Lander:       Sue Withycombe:

Prayers for the Benefice

Each week we join our Baptist friends in praying for a local road or street

Wristland Road in Watchet

Pray for God’s blessing on those who live there.


Julie’s ordination at Wells Cathedral

Sunday 30th June 10.30am
If you have booked a place on the coach, could you let Glenys or Sue have £20 per person as soon as possible please. There are still a few spare seats, so it is not too late to book.
The coach will pick up from:-
Harbour Road bus stop in Watchet - 8.15am
North Street bus stop (next to Masons) – 8.25am
Please do not be late as we have been advised that the coach will not wait. We will be dropped off at the bus stop in Sadler Street, Wells and collected from the same place at 2.00pm.
If the weather is fine, Julie has invited us all to join her for a picnic on Cathedral Green.


Please contact your churchwardens with enquiries about baptisms, weddings, funerals, etc. and any member of the Benefice team is happy to be contacted with general enquiries, requests for prayers, etc. 

Benefice Team:

Revd Mark Phillips              Vicar                                                                Tel: 01984-639669                        email:
George Fenech                       Churchwarden St Peter’s                             Tel: 01984-633577                         email:
Sue Withycombe                    Churchwarden St Peter’s                             Tel: 01984-632596                         email:
Janet Bremner                        Churchwarden St Decuman’s                      Tel: 01984-632118                        email:
Julie Pelling                             Ordinand                                                         Tel: 07973-961083                        email:
Donna Marsden                     Reader & Mental Health First Aider           Tel: 01984-633707                        email:   

Clare Phillips                           Reader                                                            Tel: 01984-639669

Chris Wade                             Mental Health First Aider                             Tel: 07725-303051                        email:

Benefice Website:       

Report a concern at or call Safeguarding Manager, Ben Goodhind: 01749-588917

Our Benefice Safeguarding Officer: Tracey Gullis.   Telephone: 07361-811707

The Benefice of Watchet and Williton
Sunday 26 May 2024




On Trinity Sunday (Latin/Greek tri – three) the Church glorifies God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit – three Persons in one God,

three diverse expressions of God, working together in perfect unity. The Father sustains the world with unconditional love. The Son offers lost people undeserved forgiveness. The Holy Spirit gives Christ’s followers unlimited resources to bear witness to God’s Kingdom on earth.

Quantock Deanery Prayer Diary - Every day of the month we pray for different people in our Deanery

26th      The employees and contractors at the three Hinkley Point Power Stations (A, B, and C), Ewen Huffman (Chaplain to HPC) and volunteer chaplains
Health & Care Centres
27th      The staff and patients of Cannington Health Centre, Quantock Medical Centre (Nether Stowey), West Somerset Healthcare (Watchet and Williton Surgeries),

              Williton Community Hospital (David Flower, Debbie Banks: Chaplains)
28th      The staff and residents of Croft House (Williton) and The Old Vicarage Care Home (Stockland)
Local Government
29th      Parish, Town and Unitary Authority Councillors; Ian Liddell-Grainger (MP); new housing and employment projects
The Church of England
30th      +Justin Welby, +Stephen Cottrell (Archbishops)
The Anglican Communion
31st       +Josiah Idowu-Fearon (Secretary General)
Diocese of Bath & Wells
1st         +Michael (Bishop of Bath & Wells), +Ruth (Bishop of Taunton), Simon Hill (Archdeacon of Taunton)

Both Churches will usually be open during daylight hours.

Alternative Collect:

Holy God faithful and unchanging,
enlarge our minds with the knowledge of your truth,
and draw us more deeply into the mystery of your love
that we may truly worship you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
One God, now and forever Amen.

Dates for the week ahead:
Monday 27th May                Spring Bank Holiday
Thursday 30th May              10.00 -11.30am   CAMEO at St Peter’s (note new finishing time)

Dates for your diaries:

Sunday 30th June                  10.30am               Julie’s Ordination at Wells Cathedral – see below

Next Sunday – 26th May

10.00am   St Peter’s. Williton - Café church . All welcome.
10.45am   St Decuman’s. Watchet - Holy communion

​​​​​Today’s Worship and Readings

10.30am   Benefice Communion at St Peter’s

There is no service at St Decuman’s today, but it would be lovely to see as many of us as possible gathering at St Peter’s to say farewell to Julie and enjoy a bring and share lunch.​

Readings: Romans 8:12-17      John 3:1-17

Julie’s Farewell Service

Benefice Service at St Peter’s

Sunday 26th May at 10.30am

followed by a bring and share lunch. There is no sign up list for the lunch – if you can, just bring a plate of something to share.